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Topic: Interdependence of places and regions  

Geography

 Standard 3.  Understands the characteristics and uses of spatial organization of Earth's surface
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 3.Understands how changing transportation and communication technology have affected relationships between locations
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how changing transportation technology has affected relationships between locations
     2.Understands how changing communication technology has affected relationships between locations
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 3.Understands how places are connected and how these connections demonstrate interdependence and accessibility (e.g., the role of changing transportation and communication technology, regions and countries Americans depend on for imported resources and manufactured goods)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how places are connected
     2.Understands how the connections between places demonstrates interdependence
     3.Understands how the connections between places demonstrates accessibility
     4.Understands the role changing transportation technology in the connection between places
     5.Understands the role changing communication technology in the connection between places
     6.Knows that the dependence of Americans on others regions and countries for imported resources connects places
     7.Knows that the dependence of Americans on others regions and countries for manufactured goods connects places
 Standard 5.  Understands the concept of regions
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 6.Understands ways regional systems are interconnected (e.g., watersheds and river systems, regional connections through trade, cultural ties between regions)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that regional systems are interconnected by watersheds
     2.Knows that regional systems are interconnected by river systems
     3.Understands regional connections through trade
     4.Understands cultural ties between regions
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 3.Understands connections within and among the parts of a regional system (e.g., links involving neighborhoods within a city, municipalities within a metropolitan area, or power blocs within a defense or economic alliance)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands connections within a regional system
     2.Understands connections among the parts of a regional system
     3.Understands the links among neighborhoods within a city
     4.Understands the links among municipalities within a metropolitan area
     5.Understands the power blocs within a defense alliance
     6.Understands the power blocs within an economic alliance
 Standard 9.  Understands the nature, distribution and migration of human populations on Earth's surface
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Knows how human mobility and city/region interdependence can be increased and regional integration can be facilitated by improved transportation systems (e.g., the national interstate highway system in the United States, the network of global air routes)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how human mobility can be increased by improved transportation systems
     2.Knows how city/region interdependence can be increased by improved transportation systems
     3.Knows how regional integration can be facilitated by improved transportation systems
     4.Understands how national interstate highway system in the United States increases human mobility
     5.Understands how national interstate highway system in the United States increases city/region interdependence
     6.Understands how national interstate highway system in the United States increases regional integration
     7.Understands how the network of global air routes increases human mobility
     8.Understands how the network of global air routes increases city/region interdependence
     9.Understands how the network of global air routes increases regional integration